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Where to Find San Antonio's Most Authentic Indian Restaurants 

Diwali may only come once a year, but there's plenty of San Antonio spots to find authentic and delicious Indian fare all year round. We've gathered 20 restaurants and markets to help you on your way to devouring the dishes of the ethnic cuisine.
India Palace
8474 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 692-5262, indiapalacesatx.com
Go for the chicken saagwala and a bowl of tomato coconut soup. Just make sure to leave room for mango malwa (ice cream) for dessert.
Photo via Instagram, jtbrannigram
Evans BBQ Grill
21003 Encino Commons, (210) 807-7058
Don’t let the name fool you. With weekly BOGO specials, this is the go-to place for when you want to have a tasty date night but not splurge on anything major.
Photo via Instagram, loveabun
Royal Cuisine
8931 Wurzbach Road, (210) 265-5463, royalcuisine.co
An $8 lunch buffett seems dangerous, like can you imagine hitting this eatery up on the regular? We just might.
Photo via Facebook, Royal Cuisine
Pavani Express
5755 Evers Road, (210) 680-3134
Take your pick from dozens of madras and dosa specialties, all less than $10. You can’t go wrong, trust us.
Photo via Instagram, jgue88
Bombay Salsa Co.
(210) 201-2021, facebook.com
If it comes from a food truck, it’s almost always delicious beyond belief, and that’s exactly the case at Bombay Salsa Co. Catch this truck on the go, and order up your fixings in a burrito, quesadilla or even a paleo bowl. Oh, and you have to try the Indian sodas.
Photo via Instagram, bombsaysalsaco
Taste of India
5999 De Zavala Road, (210) 461-4409, tasteofindiasa.com
While most Indian eateries offer up traditional dishes with chicken, shrimp, lamb and beef, Taste of India also serves up plenty of goat varieties. Be sure to catch them all.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.foodie
Bawarchis Biryanis
5152 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 999-5554, bawarchisanantonio.com
You’ll have plenty of biryani options, including vegetable, egg, goat and chicken. You can’t go wrong, so make your meal complete with an order of naan and an appetizer, like samosa chat.
Photo via Instagram, pincherichemijo
Bombay Hall Indian Cuisine
8783 Wurzbach Road, (210) 691-5900, bombayhall.com
Try the lamb vindaloo for a true treat, and finish of your meal with rasmalai (cream cheese patties in a thickened milk sauce).
Photo via Instagram, whiskandrye
Simi’s India Cuisine
4335 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-3166, simisindiancuisine.com
A buffet is always a treat, but make it an Indian one and it sounds too good to be true. It’s not! Simi’s serves up more than 20 items on the daily during the lunch buffet, which includes tandoori chicken, chicken curry and vegetable samosas to name a few.
Photo via Instagram, foodloversatx
Tarka Indian Kitchen
427 N. 1604 W., Suite 101, (210) 499-0982, tarkaindiankitchen.com
Tarka offers up a traditional Indian menu, oh, and tarka “naaninis." That’s right, you can enjoy your tarka in a panini. Wild.
Photo via Instagram, thevegannextdoorrr
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India Taj Palace
20323 Huebner Road, (210) 497-4800, orderstart.com
Looking to venture out to Indian cuisine, but not too much? Order the meatball curry for some Italian-Indian fusion.
Photo via Instagram, lilmermaid32
Spice Fine Indian Cuisine
4987 NW 410, (210) 253-9658, spicefineindiancuisine.com
Go for the tandoori sizzlers, with options like paneer tikka and lamb sheesh kebab.
Photo via Instagram, hindsight_world_traveler
India Chaat House
9903 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 519-3663, indiachaatsa.com
Enjoy some Ind-Mex fusion with chicken tikka or paneer tikka tacos, because everything is tastier in taco form. There’s even veggie tacos! But stay true to the Indian drinks, like mango shakes or sweet & salty lassi.
Photo via Instagram, just0h
Biryani Pot
9386 Huebner Road, (210) 561-8874, biryanipotusa.com
With plenty of vegetarian options like punjabi chana masala and kadai paneer, this Indian spot is a good spot for veggie-only eaters or for all the Catholics during Lent.
Photo via Instagram, carolion1231
Mehran Restaurant
7271 Wurzbach Road, (210) 692-1000, mehransa.com
Order from the $3 menu and get a free tea! Take your pick from chana chat, dahi bara and bun kabab to name a few.
Photo via Instagram, louputsch
Cafe Bahar
10227 Ironside Drive, (210) 558-8289, cafebaharusa.com
Munch on some South Indian snacks like sambar vada, masala dosa and poori bhaji before your meal.
Photo via Instagram, atgphotosa
India Oven
1031 Patricia, Suite 106, (210) 544-5968, indiaovensa.com
This oven is baking up plenty of bread options for you. Choose from different variations of naan and paratha to wipe your plate clean. Because we know you will.
Photo via Instagram, capturedbyclaudia
Kohinoor Restaurant
9425 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 314-8692, kohinoorsa.com
Everything is sold a la carte, which is lowkey a bummer, but Kohinoor makes up for it by using 100% Zabihah Halal meat. So that means you better try the chicken samosas or some chicken boti rolls.
Photo via Instagram, rattanachronicles
Lambas Royal Indian Food
303 Pearl Pkwy., (281) 617-9374
Found every Saturday at the Pearl Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., these ready-made meals are perfect for chill dinners at home. Grab a few and freeze them for an evening of tasty flavors.
Photo via Facebook, Lamba's Royal Indian Foods
Mustafa Inc
4081 Medical Drive, (210) 615-7861, mustafagrocers.com
Maybe you’re adventurous to try some classic Indian fare on your own. Hit up Mustafa Grocers, which recommends some recipes, for the most authentic ingredients you can find.
Photo via Yelp, Elisabel B.
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India Palace
8474 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 692-5262, indiapalacesatx.com
Go for the chicken saagwala and a bowl of tomato coconut soup. Just make sure to leave room for mango malwa (ice cream) for dessert.
Photo via Instagram, jtbrannigram
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